In commemoration of the darkest holiday of them all, Epic Games has brought a special four-day event to Gears of War 3. The Halloweekend event spotlights a unique, yet aptly titled, Team Deathmatch playlist called “BoooooomSnipes”, in which players spawn with the Boomshot and the Longshot in lieu of the usual rifle and shotgun. For the dedicated and borderline insane players that are working toward the Seriously 3.0 achievement, this is a great time to work on the onyx medals for headshots and explosive kills.
Adding to the festive fun, on Monday (which is Halloween), it looks as if players will be graced with a comically over-sized pumpkin head. Epic Games hasn’t officially confirmed this yet, but Cliff Bleszinski tweeted the picture below a week ago. Lastly, all players that have the flaming skins unlocked for their guns get one extra treat. Jumping into a Boom-Snipes game with the flaming skins activated will transform them into a Halloween orange skin.
Of course, this event runs right up until the release of the Horde Command DLC on November 1, the first add-on for Gears of War 3. It looks like Gears enthusiasts will have more than enough incentive to keep them playing for the foreseeable future.
Thanks to DarthWad3r for the Flaming Skins info!